Notary reference books can be useful when doing research, and when seeking additional information, explanations, history or best practices. The National Notary Association (NNA) publishes many notary reference books, including state-specific notary law primers.
Older, historic reference books make interesting reading to learn how notary powers and procedures have changed over the years.
Marketing books are useful for self-employed notaries seeking to grow their businesses.
For articles on notary history, see our blog post collection at Notary History.
National Notary Association (NNA)
1. Notary Home Study Course, National Notary Association
2. Notary Signing Agent (NSA) Certification Course, National Notary Association
3. The Complete Handbook of Loan Documents and Transactions, National Notary Association
4. NSA Q&A, National Notary Association
5. The Colorado Notary Law Primer, National Notary Association
Notary and NSA Business and Marketing
1. Marketing Your Non-Loan Notary Services, Laura Vestanen
2. Marketing Advice for Notary Signing Agents, Gerrie Pierre-Fleurimond
3. How to Start, Operate and Market a Freelance Notary Signing Agent Business, Victoria Ring
Other Notary Reference Books
1. Van Alstyne’s Notary Public Encyclopedia, Peter J. Van Alstyne
2. Notary Law and Practice, Cases and Materials, 1997, Michael Closen
3. Professor Closen’s Notary Best Practices, Expert’s Guide to Notarization of Documents, 2018, Michael Closen
Historic Notary Reference Books
1. Anderson’s Manual for Notaries Public, 1940, Anderson Publishing Co.
2. John’s American Notary and Commissioner of Deeds Manual, 1922, Edward Mills John
3. Treatise on the Law Relating to the Office and Duties of Notaries Public, 1877, John Proffat
4. Manual for the Use of Notaries Public, 1853, Bernard Roelker
5. Notaries Public Handbook, Nebraska, 1889, Charles A. Sweet
Used notary reference books are often available for sale on eBay, Amazon, other websites and used book stores. Always follow your state notary laws. Information found in a notary reference book may be out of date or may not be valid for your state.
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